Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

Narrated by: Henry Townsend
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Revitalize your relationships, put an end to getting burned - and start enjoying the healthy, balanced connection everyone wants and needs.

Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships where things have gone wrong. You may have experienced being judged, manipulated controlled, or worse. The impact of being with an unsafe person can be damaging to your confidence, your trust in others, and even your health. And what's more, we either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over, or else simply give up on trying to have great, authentic relationships again.

Why do we choose the wrong people to get involved with? Is it possible to change? And if so, where does one begin?

Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from family to friendship, romance, and work. Their expert insights will help you:

  • Correct things within you that jeopardize your relational security
  • Learn the 20 traits of untrustworthy people
  • Recognize what makes people relationally safe
  • Avoid unhealthy relationships
  • Form positive relationships
  • Become a safe person yourself

You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep.

©2002 Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud (P)2002 Zondervan

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not complete

-very good information, but I had no idea it was not complete from the book. I wanted to use it for recovery group discussion along with the workbook and it was difficult if not impossible.

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Safe People

This was very helpful. It is full of common sense and sound Biblical advice.

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Not the complete book

I have the book and needed to read it for an assignment. I purchased the audible and was surprised that it was not every word, but did have the main points.

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safe people

Great auidobook I recommend it for anyone having or has had trouble in any form of friendships or relationships.

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I've Been Picking Unsafe People Unaware

I bought this audiobook on a hunch I might need to work on myself in this area. Wow! I didn't realize just how much I struggle with character discernment. Great book, very practical, logical and well written. Cloud and Townsend are excellent authors. There's so much good material here I may have to order the hard copy to study it again. I highly recommend this book.

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Manditory Reading

I think this should be a required reading for every person entering High School. I found it amazingly effective and one that could very well save the pain of being with unsafe people. I purchased the book and the workbook so that I can educate my children to save them some heart ache along the way.

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JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR!

Loved it! Explained much on the dynamics I have been dealing with in my past and present relationships...👍

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I wish I had read this book years ago! Thankful!

I will be recommending this book Safe People to my children and friends! It has saved my sanity and taught me so much! Thank you, Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend!

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interesting

narrator and points very good. learned from it. liked Christian perspective. must read for those trying to change

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Way too brief!

Great info, but need more! now I'm going to listen to the UN-abridged version. (-:

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  • Sean
  • 10-07-10

Excellent Christian Guide To Help In Relationships

In a nut shell it's important to identify people who are going to help you grow into the person God wants you to be. The book helps one identify safe and unsafe traits in people. Ultimately safe people produce good fruit in your relationships, and unsafe people the opposite. This book is not only for so called 'good' people to avoid 'bad' people, but also 'bad' people to identify their destructive traits and become good people. Excellent book, but one does need to be a christian to appreciate, in that, non christian could get wound up by this book. For me this was a God send.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-19

Good but could be better

I found this book a good overview of its topic, but there were times I wish the authors had included more detail or examples to expand on their statements.

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